The Rivers State Police Command has reacted to a social media publication making the rounds that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of 9th Mile Division shot an Inspector of Police attached to his Division.
The Public Relations Officer of the command SP Grace Iringe Koko in a statement on Thursday said there is no truth in the said publication; as no such incident has been reported in any part of the command.
“It is important to point out that there is no Division known as 9th Mile Police Station in Rivers State. Moreover, there is no record to show that the named DPO is serving in Rivers State.
“As a matter of fact, there has been no shooting incident in the Command Formation since January 2023.
The command stated that the publication is a figment of the imagination of some mischievous persons who want to create fear in the minds of the public and create rancor and disaffection within the police.
The Commissioner Of Police, CP Okon O Effiong, affirmed that as a responsible law enforcement agency, the Command is committed to exercising the highest level of professionalism in the discharge of their onerous responsibilities.
He urged all law-abiding citizens in the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear, as the Police are able to protect them.
The CP urged media platforms and journalists to ensure the verification of stories before publication.